We share with you the locals knowledge on the best spot for selfies, top lookouts, behind the scenes of local events and explore the hidden towns and villages.
SELFIES ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
THE ICONIC 12 APOSTLES
One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is the majestic 12 Apostles. Situated in the Port Campbell National Park, these massive limestone structures tower 45 metres above the tempestuous Southern Ocean and leave visitors awe-struck by their size and beauty.Read more
A TOURIST IN MY HOMETOWN
If I had a day to explore my hometown and the region around
A DAY IN PORTLAND
Discover Portland, take a step off the edge of the earth and visit the place where the beach meets the deep and the oceans biggest fish, swells and whales can be experienced from the breakwater.
HELLO PORT FAIRY!
Port Fairy, a spot where you can park your car for your entire holiday and walk to the shops, beach, for fish and chips and a fish at the wharf.
A special spot for many families with great playgrounds, beaches, cafes and restaurants. Port Fairy has something for every-one.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD LOOKOUTS
We share with you a selection of lookouts along the Great Ocean Road
The Twelve Apostles Coast & Hinterland region is home to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles, but nature provides a gallery of so much more...London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Bay of Islands, and thats just a start of what you can see carved by the Southern ocean on the coastRead more
A LOCALS GUIDE TO EVENTS
UPWELLING FESTIVAL LORNE
The community of Portland made a “call to the sea” to officially open the Bonney Upwelling season. I hadn’t the slightest idea what an “upwelling” was but the trumpets and chanting indicated it was a pretty big deal. Market stalls, food trucks, jumping castles and a music stage filled the foreshore. There was atmosphere, there was sunshine and I was intrigued.
APOLLO BAY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
In 2018, the Apollo Bay Co Op celebrates 80 years of delivering fresh seafood straight from boat to belly.
FALLS FESTIVAL LORNE
Driving through the front gate of Falls Festival is like entering a little bubble that’s completely isolated from the outside world.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD RUNNING FESTIVAL
The long-awaited weekend had arrived. It was race day! The warmth of the sun could be felt peaking through the gap in the blinds; a crisp Autumn morning that defied every weather forecast across the state. I pulled on my active wear, fitted my runners and prepared my breakfast.
WINTER WEEKENDS FESTIVAL PORT FAIRY
The Winter Weekends festival embraces the cooler months of June and July to exhibit the uplifting people of Port Fairy and its remarkable structures and landscapes. The program spans over four weekends, the third of which has a major focus on photography.
TOP 3 BEACH CRICKET LOCATIONS
GATHER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY, GRAB THE BAT & BALL, IT'S CRICKET TIME!
Wye River offers easy access to the other destinations and nearby attractions, situated just 20 minutes from Lorne, or 35 minutes from Apollo Bay. The area is known for scenic coastal views, beautiful beaches, Otway Forest walks, wildlife including koalas and birds as well as the Great Otway National Park.Read more